to the streets. >> if i have to put a policeman here, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365, we're going to make a point that this territory belongs to the community. >> i'm hadiya, year 2015. >> reporter: the victims have names and families. 15-year-old honor student, hadiya pendelton, has become the latest face of violence in this city. in sixth grade, she took part in an anti gang video. >> your job is to say no to gangs and yes to a great future. >> reporter: despite bylaws that prohibit gunshots within city limits, more than any other city in america, chicago appears to be awash in guns. more than 7,400 seized by police last year, almost 600 since january 1st. >> chicago certainly has strict gun control laws. but the difficulty is that outlying areas outside of chicago and in other states, neighboring illinois, don't have strict gun control laws, and the guns easily flow into chicago because of that. >> we lost our son, benjamin.